Launch of Summer/Fall Exhibitions

Launch of Summer/Fall Exhibitions

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Esker Foundation

1011, 9th Ave SE

Calgary, AB T2G 0H7

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Join us to celebrate the launch of our Summer/Fall Exhibitions.

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Celebrate with us for the opening of our Summer/Fall Exhibitions by Robin Arseneault, Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau, Gailan Ngan & Teresa Tam.

Robin Arseneault: "Falling Off The Log"

July 23 - December 18, 2022

Robin Arseneault’s work fights with itself. It is performative, provocative, and luxurious one minute, and silly, self-deprecating, and raw the next. Layers of meaning are first constructed—often through sketches, small collages of found photographs, and ink drawings—then information is intentionally wiped away, removed, torn apart, or erased. The final work emerges from the tension between finding stability and the absurdity or inevitability of destruction that her process requires.

Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau: "The Garden of a Former House Turned Museum"

July 23 - December 18, 2022

Much of the work produced by Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau requires active collaboration, not simply with each other, choreographers, musicians, and dancers, but with the objects they produce; objects that perform collectively as costumes, sets, noisemakers, and sculptures. Theirs is a performance- and material-heavy practice informed by their time in the avant-rock group AIDS Wolf—of which they were founding members—and the DIY, scrappy, screen-printed poster work made under the pseudonym, Séripop.

Gailan Ngan: "From The Studio Floor"

July 23 - December 18, 2022

This exhibition features hand-built and cast ceramic sculptures that, while simply expressed, broadly explore shape, surface treatment, and colour. In addition, it will present a collection of industry by-products, organic and processed objects, and studio experiments—an extended narrative of material that is influenced by the historically resource-rich West Coast where Ngan lives and is central to her work.

Teresa Tam: "Seasons End Liquidation Shop"

June 13 - October 16, 2022

Seasons End Liquidation Shop is a variety store, celebratory funeral, and ritual ending of part of Teresa Tam’s artistic practice. It is a place of exchange intended to consider many of the items used in a series of Tam’s previous projects that have been running since 2013 and all connect thematically to the concept of various kinds of shops.

Situated at street-level on 9 Avenue SE, Seasons End Liquidation Shop is also a nod to the past, present, and speculative future of the neighbourhood—a wink to the gentrifying face of the main street, from its past of ubiquitous thrift and junk shops to the current proliferation of trendy boutiques and eateries.

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